It is estimated that there are more than 2.5 billion Facebook users around the world. However, these figures will serve little purpose if you fail to appreciate the preferences of your followers. What are some of the reasons why many marketers are out of touch with their audience base?
Failing to identify the target audience
One of the most common mistakes is catering to too large of an audience. This is a waste of time and effort; ultimately resulting in a campaign which will fall upon deaf ears. Determining the average visitor persona is a much better way to develop the proper advertising campaigns and as a result, to actively resonate with the end-user.
Refusing to listen to feedback
Social media is all about communication. This is one of its most powerful traits and if leveraged in the appropriate manner, these opinions will provide you with an invaluable source of real-time feedback. Unfortunately, some marketing specialists place little emphasis on this information. Feedback enables you to better appreciate how a marketing campaign is being perceived by the Facebook community. It also allows you to make any changes that may be required. Subsequently, you will be able to keep abreast of the tastes and interests of your audience.
Neglecting important analytics
Analytics plays an equally important role if you hope to remain up to date with your audience. Neglecting analytics will undoubtedly have a negative effect on your efforts. Some critical metrics that are provided include:
- Which campaigns or advertisements have generated the most (or least) amount of interest.
- How many likes a specific page or post has received.
- If your cross-channel marketing campaigns are producing results.
- Whether or not your audience profile (such as age, gender, buying habits, or location) has changed.
The good news is that all of these mistakes are relatively easy to avoid if you are aware of their presence from the beginning. Knowing and appreciating the needs of your audience is one of the most effective ways to enjoy success within the world of social media.